Katch Raas Dance of Gujarat

This is played in the region of Katch. Katch is the border area and is known for its preserved traditions by the locals. The preserved culture of folk dances and folk songs flows in this region. The locals have their own language which has close links to Sindhi language. People in general living in this region have strong historical background and have true hold over the folk songs and dances. This raas has its own shali(define shali)and in local language it is known as Katchi raas. A close touch to Mare dance is seen in this. In this dance the hold is of men only and it begins with the back ground music of dhol and shahnai.